Gay Fathers: Encouraging the Hearts of Gay Dads and Their Families / Edition 1

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Overview

In the more than ten years since the first edition of Gay Fathers was published, the gay rights movement has made great strides. The most current research reveals that most gay fathers are good parents, raising healthy, well-adjusted kids. Gays and lesbians have become part of mainstream America and parenting is no longer seen as an exclusive right of heterosexuals. Today, more and more openly gay men are choosing to become fathers.

Addressing the revolutionary changes affecting gay parenthood, this greatly expanded edition of Gay Fathers includes a wealth of information that supports the joys of gay fathering. With wisdom and heart, the authors embrace the many types of gay fatherhood-unmarried gay fathers, single and adoptive gay fathers, gay fathers with intact marriages, single gay fathers, gay father stepfamilies, two gay fathers and a lesbian mother, and separated or divorced gay fathers-and offer practical guidance for gay dads and their families no matter what their situation.

This compassionate resource is filled with a broad range of helpful material and addresses many of the key issues that concern gay fathers:

  • Guidance for navigating through the latest changes in the adoption and surrogate parenting processes
  • Current facts about the most pertinent legal issues
  • New case studies that explore the strengths of gay fathering
  • Targeted information about successful stepparenting
  • Heartfelt advice for gay grandfathers
  • An enlightening guide to the spiritual aspects of gay fathering
  • A handy listing of useful Internet resources

In addition to affirming the rich potential of gay parenting, this intelligent book goes a long way to destroy many of the deeply ingrained homophobic stereotypes.

[Headline] If you are a gay dad—or love someone who is?this book is your hands-on guide to the joys and challenges of gay fatherhood

This greatly expanded edition of Gay Fathers contains a wealth of new real-life stories and up-to-date information that celebrates the power of gay fatherhood. Inspiring, definitive, scientifically researched, and experientially based, this thoroughly updated volume offers the most current data and concrete suggestions for dealing with the myriad and complex issues of gay parenting. Gay Fathers is the definitive resource for the more than one million gay fathers and their families and loved ones living in the United States and Canada.

"For gay men who have struggled to create a family in a world of bias and obstacles, this book is a wonderful tribute to the challenges and joys of parenting. Gay Fathers is a wonderful, honest tribute to fathers who have overcome all odds to make this world a better place for our children, an essential book for gay fathers and those who are considering parenthood."
—C. Ray Drew, executive director, Family Pride Coalition

"Gay Fathers, which was a wonderful contribution to the development of knowledge about gay men when it was first printed a decade ago, is even better in its new and revised form. Utilizing rich case examples, Bob Barret and Bryan Robinson give voice to a group that has for too long been ignored. In their examination of the many faces of gay fatherhood, the authors permit the reader to fully consider the complexity of what it means to be a gay father."
—Gerald P. Mallon, assistant professor, Hunter College School of Social Work, New York

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"For gay men who have struggled to create a family in a world of bias and obstacles, this book is a wonderful tribute to the challenges and joys of parenting. Gay Fathers is a wonderful, honest tribute to fathers who have overcome all odds to make this world a better place for our children, an essential book for gay fathers and those who are considering parenthood." (C. Ray Drew, executive director, Family Pride Coalition)

"Gay Fathers, which was a wonderful contribution to the development of knowledge about gay men when it was first printed a decade ago, is even better in its new and revised form. Utilizing rich case examples, Bob Barret and Bryan Robinson give voice to a group that has for too long been ignored. In their examination of the many faces of gay fatherhood, the authors permit the reader to fully consider the complexity of what it means to be a gay father." (Gerald P. Mallon, assistant professor, Hunter College School of Social Work, New York)

Booknews
Affirmative guide details problems and solutions for gay fathers, their families and practitioners. Ranging from statistical to case history views, "coming out" to AIDS issues, Barret and Robinson present an in-depth, practical approach to living with and integrating an alternative parenting lifestyle. Extensive resource guide. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787950750
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/11/2000
  • Edition description: New and Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,337,469
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT L. BARRET, Ph.D., a psychologist in private practice, is professor of counselor education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. BRYAN E. ROBINSON, Ph.D., is professor of child and family development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a counselor in private practice.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction and Overview.

Gay Fathers: Myths and Realities.

The Many Faces of Gay Fatherhood.

Children of Gay Fathers.

Gay Male Relationships, Spiritual Issues, and Gay Grandfathers.

Parents and Wives of Gay Fathers.

Problems in Studying Gay Fathers.

Appendix.

References.

The Authors.

Index.

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